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bart chief gary gee and former fbi special agent rick smith. together they have around 60 years of experience. bart mob attack last saturday in oakland.safeway mob burglary grab last month in san francisco.carnival mob attack last month in oakland.former fbi special agent rick smith says we are seeing a change. rick smithsot i don't think it's a good sign of the times i think a lot of this stuff happens because i think there is no consequence. it needs to be a multifaceted approach to a real problem and that is an increase in low level crime. if it is allowed to happen more serious things are going to happen.in the bart mob attack on saturday 6 out of the 9 train cars had working cameras. there were also multiple working cameras at the coliseum station. bart says state law doesn't allow them to release the video because the suspects appear to be juveniles. former bart police chief gary gee says the fact that they aren't or are unable to release video or pictures is certainly out of the ordinary.gary geesot i know you don't release photos of minors of who you have identified and are in custody but if you have a crime in progressand you see this all the time where gangs of juveniles will attack a store in the mall and gang up on innocent customers and all thatthose videos become public and no faces are hidden there so i was surprised that bart would be hesitant to
release those videos because minors might be involved.gee says the bart mob attack is the first of it's kind on a public transit system on the west coast. smith, who is now a private investigator after his fbi days, believes there is a sense of lawlessness out there and believes these crimes will continue to happen until prop 47 is thrown out and low level crime offenders are punished. as for the criminals involved in the mob attacks.rick smithsot punks, they are just punks. i mean look what type of courage does it take to be one of 60 kids to rob somebody of their phone? that takes courage? i don't think so.former chief gee says while more officers would help it's just not feasible to have one officer in every train car. smith doesn't believe the number of officers is the problem. he says these theives know that even if they are caught they'll only get a slap on the wrist. live in san francisco, j.r. stone kron 4 news. . (grant) tonight, some bart board
members are voicing their concerns and suggesting how to better protect passengers. for instance there were two bart officers on the coliseum station grounds...but they were far away from the crimes...off patrolling the parking lot. so strategically positioning officers in prominent places... to deter criminals and also comfort riders...is something at least one bart board member is talking about tonight. because if you take bart...you want to feel like there is a police presence. joel keller/bartthe thing that's disappointment to me is we don't have enough officers to be on the trains , be in the stations and be in the parking lots.rebecca
saltzman/bart board president they can be off in a corner of a parking lot and you never see them even though they are there the same time as you so i think we need to better communicate with riders that they are there.(grant) in the meantime, bart says there are currently 38 vacancies on the force, which is about 20-percent. bart board director joel keller says it's time to make filling those positions a priority. (pam ) new information on breaking news we brought you at 10:00... hayward police are investigating a double shooting. this is happening on meekland avenue and medford avenue.police say, calls came in around 7-30 tonight ..we have now learned that police believe this was a drive-by shooting.the two victims were rushed to the hospital in critical condition. authorities say, there is no motive or suspect information at this time. a man is in the hospital after he was shot near the eastridge shopping mall in east san jose. this is a picture from the scene.
police say, the shooting happened just before 4- this afternoon on quimby road. when officers got there, they found a man with a gunshot wound. he was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover. officers say, no suspects have yet been identified. (steve)one of two student groups behind ann coulter's u-c berkeley speech for thursday. . . is now backing out.the young america's foundation says they are not participating amid safety concerns.the group says the univeristy has not ensured protection from violent protesters.the berkeley college republicans invited coulter. . . but the university wanted to move the speech to may 2nd. . . to what it called a secure location. the student group responded by filing a lawsuit yesterday to try and keep the thursday date. (steve)vacaville police are searching for the person who torched a car..and spray painted k-k-k on it.take a look..it happened around 9:00 last night on william street in downtown vacaville.police
say the owner of the car does not know why he was targeted. the incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime. (spencer)the albany unified school district held a special board meeting to discuss the next steps after a string of racist and anti-semitic instances at albany high.the board took suggestions from the crowd, and talked about how it already implemented new protocols in reporting incidents of intolerance. they're also looking for a 15-person task force - students, teachers, parents, staff - to help gather ideas to bring to the district.in four days they've gotten 40 volunteers to be on the task forceplus more at the tuesday night meeting.in albany, spencer blake, kron four news. (justine)in santa clara county, a judge sided with the county blocking president trumps executive order to cut federal funding from sanctuary cities and counties..the ruling impacts the nation.the judge determined. the president has no authority to
attach new conditions on federal spendingthe county celebrated the victory but is prepared to fight any appeals. justine waldman kron 4 news. (chuck clifford)here in sonoma county, the sheriff's office is investigating a series of unusual heroine overdoses. including one death inside this santa rosa shopping mall. in all...five people have died in the past ten days. two women and three men ages 27 to 66. toxicology tests show that all five had heroine in thier systems. authorities suspect it had been mixed with other toxic substances. they're also warning the area to be aware that tainted heroine could be circulating the area. in sonoma county, charles clifford, kron 4 news. (terisa)here in corte madera, authorities say a small mob blasted into this apple store and stole several items.some of the items included iphones, ipads and computers. about 24 thousand dollars worth of merchandise. customers say they are surprised. all of the suspects are said to be teens. police are looking into whether surveillance cameras captured images of suspects.
te (rob fladeboe)here in the santa cruz mountains crews are tackling several storm-related repairs along highway 35. a stretch just south of black road was closed tuesday as caltrans installed new storm drains and paving. beginning monday, a more ambitious project will require a 10 day, around the clock closure between zayante road and highway 17. father north, at las cumbres road, a 300 foot long section of the highway was washed out. it's not yet clear whether caltrans will opt for a bridge or a new road. either way, the work is expected to cost about $30 million dollars and take all summer. in the santa cruz mountains rob fladeboe kron 4 news ((pam))cloudy skies for your wednesday...and showers in some parts.((steve))then the sun is supposed to stick around for quite some time.
will persist into wednesday as a weak system passes inland to the north. this will result in a slight chance of light precipitation, mainly from the santa cruz mountains northward into wednesday. a warming and drying trend will then get underway beginning thursday and likely continuing into the upcoming weekend as high pressure builds over the eastern pacific. breezy northerly winds are also possible from thursday into friday,
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